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Circle Of Confusion
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A native Angeleno, Charissa Sanjarernsuithikul, is a television editor and short film director whose roots in Hollywood began with her first job as a film projectionist. Her love of cinematic storytelling led her to USC where she graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Cinema-Television. It was there she discovered the magic of editing and developed skills that would lead to a 15 year career in TV post production. Working alongside powerhouse showrunners such as Greg Berlanti, Kevin Williamson, Shonda Rhimes, Allan Heinberg and Aaron Sorkin, Charissa’s editing credits include "The Following," "The Newsroom" and "Designated Survivor."
In 2016, Charissa took a break from editing to shadow directors on the TV shows Major Crimes (WB/TNT), Conviction (ABC), The Catch (ABC) and Time After Time (ABC) to enrich her craft and learn firsthand from working directors. A year later, Charissa directed and executive produced her debut short film, "Playing It Straight," a lighthearted dramedy that was an official selection of the 2017 "Cinequest Film & VR Festival" in Silicon Valley. Her short film submission rendered her a Finalist in the 2018-2020 Disney ABC Directing Program and a participant in the 2018 Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program. In 2018, Charissa directed and executive produced the short film, "LA Hustle" for the AWD Shoot 'Em Up Female Filmmaker Series.